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  Reply # 875917 12-Aug-2013 15:47
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wasabi2k:
tangerines:
wasabi2k: My 32GB Nexus 7 has just arrived in NZ - should be playing with it Wednesday night (hopefully).

Also ordered a case for $0.01 on Amazon - should be about $20 once through youshop.


Did you have to pay customs? I was looking at getting a 32gb model but it worked out to be over the $400 threshold (incl shipping costs) ?? Did you get it via Amazon  -- Youshop?


USD269.99 + Free Shipping = 335.619667 NZD

Even with Youshop Fee (28) = 363.619667

How did you get over 400? I ordered from Google Play


I looked at BH where the shipping to NZ was $50 USD so that pushed it over $400NZD. I have tried using Google Play via unblock-us but when I click add to cart it comes up with an unexpected error. I'm using my chrome browser on Mac. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

edit: Just bought it in Google play, took a few tries but I got it! Thanks for you help. Hopefully it travels quickly.. can't wait

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  Reply # 876317 13-Aug-2013 10:25
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Mine arrived this morning 10 minutes after I left for work.

Now I have to spend the day working on a presentation thinking about my cool new toy at home.

sigh.

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  Reply # 876329 13-Aug-2013 10:37
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Mine "Arrived in New Zealand" yesterday morning too - which could have been the same YouShop shipment as yours?
Did your tracking status change to "Out of Customs" or "Out for Delivery" or anything? Mine still shows "Arrived in New Zealand", but you receiving it this morning has given me hope it may turn up today as I lie sick in bed...

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  Reply # 876357 13-Aug-2013 11:10
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olslo108: Mine "Arrived in New Zealand" yesterday morning too - which could have been the same YouShop shipment as yours?
Did your tracking status change to "Out of Customs" or "Out for Delivery" or anything? Mine still shows "Arrived in New Zealand", but you receiving it this morning has given me hope it may turn up today as I lie sick in bed...


Nope - I signed up for alerts on the NZPost website. Went straight from Arrived in NZ to Delivered.



I am in Auckland - YMMV.

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  Reply # 876737 13-Aug-2013 20:48
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Loving my nexus 7. So orsm-

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  Reply # 878108 14-Aug-2013 13:57
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I got mine yesterday morning through YouShop, and as above it went from "Arrived in NZ" to delivered the next day.  Landed cost including all charges for 32GB Wifi model was NZ $365.  I doubt that model will be anything near that price in retail channels until it is EOL.

I am very impressed with the quality and feel.  I did not have a 1st gen Nexus 7, but I must say I prefer this form factor in a tablet.  I have not tested for the GPS bug yet, although given my use-case, it doesn't particularly worry me and I suspect Google will resolve with an update at some point.  I have tested the multi-touch and my screen appears to be very accurate, which is a relief given some of the comments on forums in the US.

One issue which gave me some palpitations was the headphone jack.  Initially I thought it was dead as I couldn't get the jack with my normal my earbuds to work with it last night, however I tried another set today and it takes a very firm push to get it to engage (click), much more so then any other device I have had.  So don't panic if it appears faulty, and don't be afraid to ram it right in there.

Incidentally, I also bought the Nexus wireless charger dock and a Chromecast which I haven't got around to playing with yet.  These were all separate packages obviously to remain under the threshold.





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  Reply # 878174 14-Aug-2013 15:47
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I was also quietly crapping myself and hoping for a non-faulty unit. Seems OK so far.

I would love to see someone do the numbers - is it 16GB or 32GB or both? Best Buy/Google Play or both? etc.



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  Reply # 878240 14-Aug-2013 17:26
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32GB Google Play via Youshop for mine

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  Reply # 878347 14-Aug-2013 20:12
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wasabi2k: I was also quietly crapping myself and hoping for a non-faulty unit. Seems OK so far.

I would love to see someone do the numbers - is it 16GB or 32GB or both? Best Buy/Google Play or both? etc.




I haven't tried best buy, wasn't sure if they'd accept my credit card.

I got my 32gb Nexus 7 from Google play using my Canadian VPN, for $269 USD or about $344 NZD + $28.00 NZD shipping so that'd total $372 NZD.

16gb models will definitely be under the threshold, they have plenty in stock over at Amazon, Although Amazon seem to have sold out of 32gb models with a wait time of 2-4 weeks, or you can order from one of their third parties for $286 USD, probably costing extra because of high demand. 

I'm quietly hoping my Nexus 7 isn't faulty either, it's currently being shipping by Youshop at the moment. 

It left last Saturday August 10th. Expected to be in NZ customs by 21st August :-S.

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  Reply # 878559 15-Aug-2013 09:25
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Playtech have pre orders going now

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=45/ID=21364/SID=337454472/productdetails.html

$399 for 16gig one, $439 for 32gig

Not to bad on the price front as you are covered under the CGA if you do get one of the broken ones.
So really only about $75NZ more than getting it from the US and youshop but if it breaks you can return to a local shop.


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  Reply # 878651 15-Aug-2013 11:39
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Finally a reasonable price for Nexus 7.

I usually compare price differences by using the Ipad mini vs Nexus 7

In the USA a Nexus 7 $229, Ipad Mini $329, $100 price difference

In NZ using Playtech Nexus 7 prices, Nexus 7 $399, Ipad Mini Retail $479, $80 price difference.

Not as good as USA but at least it's competitive.

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  Reply # 878671 15-Aug-2013 11:47
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kn1teowl:
wasabi2k: I was also quietly crapping myself and hoping for a non-faulty unit. Seems OK so far.

I would love to see someone do the numbers - is it 16GB or 32GB or both? Best Buy/Google Play or both? etc.




I haven't tried best buy, wasn't sure if they'd accept my credit card.

I got my 32gb Nexus 7 from Google play using my Canadian VPN, for $269 USD or about $344 NZD + $28.00 NZD shipping so that'd total $372 NZD.

16gb models will definitely be under the threshold, they have plenty in stock over at Amazon, Although Amazon seem to have sold out of 32gb models with a wait time of 2-4 weeks, or you can order from one of their third parties for $286 USD, probably costing extra because of high demand. 

I'm quietly hoping my Nexus 7 isn't faulty either, it's currently being shipping by Youshop at the moment. 

It left last Saturday August 10th. Expected to be in NZ customs by 21st August :-S.


Yeah was meaning the numbers on the faulty ones - are all the faulty ones from best buy, are they all 16GB.

Best Buy won't deliver to youshop or freight forwarders - they just cancel your order (I tried).

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  Reply # 880543 18-Aug-2013 13:16
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Loving this device, screen quality is superb. Anyone ordered a case? If so which one?

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  Reply # 880973 19-Aug-2013 12:51
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Is the Nexus released in Newzeland yet?   

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  Reply # 881014 19-Aug-2013 14:16
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No to NZ Release - Australia launch in August apparently.

Cases: I ordered a random one on Amazon for $0.01 - will prob be about $25 with shipping through Youshop.

The official travel case came out recently - $35-$40. Have to buy from US atm though.

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